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Nursing Facilities

Nursing Home Drug FAQs

  • Nursing homes spend $171,000 per year on preventable adverse drug events. [1]
  • Inappropriate medications are commonly prescribed. [2]
  • For every dollar spent on nursing facility drugs, $1.33 is spent treating drug-related complications ($4 billion/yr) [3]
  • 15% of custodial residents are hospitalized in any given 6-months. [4]
  • Avoidable hospitalizations are considered a possible indicator of poor quality.
  • 40% of transfers to the hospital are considered inappropriate. [5]

The Mobile Physician Network makes a difference in long term care healthcare delivery by using electronic Drug Regimen Review (e-DRR), optimal documentation and resident visitation. Our group is powered by clinician-centric, patent pending PAR 3 EMR technology designed specifically for nursing home providers to prevent unnecessary ER visits and hospital admissions related to medication errors. Mobile Physician Network raises the standard creating new opportunities for clinicians to comply with facility regulations while using ongoing e-DRR. Trust our compassionate clinicians to improve resident safety, lower medication costs and liability exposure.

MPN Goals / Opportunities

  • Reduce facility medication usage at least 20 percent
  • Lower medication costs
  • Fewer adverse medication events
  • Lower staff medication administration time ($1000/year/medication)
  • Proactive mangement of pharmacy consultant recommendations
  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Higher compliance with regulatory documentation
  • Reduce facility liability exposure

Email us at info@mobilephysician.net for more information or MPN references in your area.


    [1] GAO ADVERSE EVENTS: Surveillance Systems for Adverse Events and Medical Errors Wednesday, February 9, 2000
    [2] Ann Internal Medicine, (10/92), Vol. 43, No.4, Beers et al.
    [3] Gurwitz, JH, et al. The incidence of adverse drug events in two large academic long term care facilities. AmJMed 2005:118:251-8.
    [4] O. Intrator, J. Zinn, and V. Mor, "Nursing Home Characteristics and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations of Long-Stay Residents," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 52, no. 10 (2004): 1730-1736.
    [5] D. Saliba et al., "Appropriateness of the Decision to Transfer Nursing Facility Residents to the Hospital," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 48, no. 2 (2000): 154-163.